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Sri Lanka, a worry for India

Sri Lanka, a worry for India

The return of Mahinda Rajapaksa to power in Sri Lanka has been the subject of speculation for some time. The question was when and how. In 2015, India lent its influence to broker a coalition between Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe to remove Rajapaksa from …

A constitutional crisis?

A constitutional crisis?

Sri Lanka has been plunged into a constitutional crisis after the president ousted the prime minister, a move that took the nation by surprise and was denounced as illegal by …

New party is old wine in a new bottle

New party is old wine in a new bottle

The Tamizh Makkal Kootani (TMK) or Tamil Peoples’ Alliance (TPA) which C.V.Wigneswaran, the former Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, is to form, appears to be old wine …

We should pursue our activities through the International Community

We should pursue our activities through the International Community

Addressing the last sitting of the Northern Provincial Council on 23 October 2018 Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran blamed the Government and the TNA leadership, for the failure of the Northern Provincial …

TNA leadership did not ask what his vision was

TNA leadership did not ask what his vision was

Sri Lanka’s Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on Tuesday slammed the Colombo government and his own Tamil leadership, holding them responsible for the perceived failure of the Northern Provincial Council to deliver on its promises to the war-affected Tamils. Speaking at the last sitting of …

Amend Counter Terrorism Act

Amend Counter Terrorism Act

Sri Lanka’s draft counterterrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) but needs further safeguards against rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in a commentary …

Will finish infra projects before your polls

Will finish infra projects before your polls

India has assured Sri Lanka of completing development projects on time, some of them preferably before the January 2020 elections in the island nation, The Sunday Express has learnt. Both sides also decided to sensitively handle the issue of fishermen, especially in the coming months, …

“Why Can’t We Go Home?”

“Why Can’t We Go Home?”

Human Rights Watch  Released a Report About Occupation of Civilian Owned Lands in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka by the Armed Services titled “Why Can’t We Go Home?” Summary On …

TGTE wants UK assist with bringing justice to Tamil people

TGTE wants UK assist with bringing justice to Tamil people

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) invites Mr. Mark Field, the Minister of State for Asia, Pacific, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, to seek a deep understanding of the plight of Tamil victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity, as he …

As Chinese influence grows ‘Kaga’ sails into Sri Lanka

As Chinese influence grows ‘Kaga’ sails into Sri Lanka

Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka’s Colombo harbor this weekend, marking Tokyo’s highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with China for influence along the …